You know when you’re just looking through old photos…

…and then you find a gem like this one? This was Lars’ old soccer team, circa 2002-ish?  Maybe even earlier.  Dean was the coach.  What in the hell is wrong with the little boy on the right?  Although Dean is insisting that the boy wasn’t crying, the poor thing just looks pathetic.  Was Coach Dean…

Oh, this growing up thing is going to drive this mom nuts.

When I became pregnant with my daughter, I was unmarried (engaged).  The image I had of parenthood was idealistic.  My child and I were going to be close.  We were going to be open with each other.  I would never have my child feeling like she couldn’t talk to me.  No, we wouldn’t be “best…